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    Marzocchi MXC fork

    I am thinking about using a 7 inch rotor on the fork ... i hear this is a no no ..i am a C/C guy no freeriding here just looking for a little more control .. what you think? i am 260 w/gear


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    ANYONE OUT THERE TRY anything other that a 6 on a Marz MXC MXCOMP or the like?

    If so whats your riding like and your weight. Comeon you fat fatties!

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    I have 1 trouble-free season, trails/logs/rocks but no big drops, with an Avid 203 mm mechanical disc on a 2004 Marzocchi MX Comp ETS. The ride is a '95 Trek Y-22. The rider is 6'3'', 205 and 58. HTH Tony

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    I had a Magura Julie w/a 180mm rotor and didnt have any trouble, but then again that brake was super weak.

    One thing I did notice is that the drop outs were getting worn away from slight movement. I think this was do from the axle nuts being Al and not steel, it was a formula hub and the axle nuts were too soft and didnt bite the dropout well enuff.

    It was on a 02 mxc

    89 Univega HT -???-
    92 Specd SJ HT M2 -stolen-
    92 Specd SJ HT M2 -sold-
    94 Specd SJ HT M2 -sold-
    97 Klien Mantra -sold-
    01 Specd enduro FSR
    02 Specd enduro FSR -sold-
    04 Specd stumpjumper FSR
    05 Specd enduro FSR Sworks

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    I've always run 8 inch front rotors.

    Since the first set of Hayes disc I bought over 6 years ago, I've always ran 8 inch front rotors. After years of riding and wrenching on motorcycles, it just seemed to make sense.

    Anyway, I've run MILES in northern Cali on some nice trails without a problem, including trails like downieville, many Tahoe trails, Northstar ski area, most of the trails in the sierra mountains.

    The following forks have been no problem for me with 8 inch rotors:

    99 Z1 alloy (no other choice but 8 inch rotors for this fork)
    98 Z2 BAM
    98 Z2 Alloy
    2000 Z3 flylight
    2001 Z3
    2001 Z2 atom
    2003 Z1 FR
    2003 DJII
    2003 MX comp
    2004 Z150 sl

    White Bros
    VT1.3 20mm

    3.5 pro

    Black comp

    No problems yet. But I do a lot of pre/post ride checks on my bikes so hopefully I'll catch any problems before I take a bad header.


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